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Zio Casual Italian, Charlotte, NC
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Zio Casual Italian

4.7
4.7
99 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Zio Casual Italian is the perfect neighborhood restaurant featuring homemade pasta, legendary “hot pies” (pizza), salads made with house grown greens and seasonal specials. Chef/Owner Jim Consol and his staff have built a reputation of friendly, efficient service with consistently high-quality Italian dishes. In fact, Zio was voted as the most underrated restaurant in Charlotte by the readers of Charlotte Agenda. Upon entering the restaurant first thing you notice is the Hydroponic Growing System in the front of the main dining room, but be sure to tour the outside garden in the back of the restaurant where seasonal veggies and herbs are grown for use in the kitchen. Tucked behind the patio is the beautiful courtyard where you can enjoy full-service dining, Live Jazz on Wednesdays Nights or private events for up to 30 people. Full-service bar with an excellent selection of wine and beer, nightly dinner specials and a kids menu guarantees there is something for everyone.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (704) 344-0100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    please contact Stephanie@ziocharlotte.com

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Cross street

    Queens Rd

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 99 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great service from Peyton. Seated quickly and food was great. We will go back!
  2. RW

    RickW

    Charlotte

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Fun! Affordable! Must go
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zio is the best!
  4. D

    Derick

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    They have a very limited menu! Not many options to choose from. They claim to have homemade pastas but the only one they make in house is angel hair stated by one of their staff members. This place is over hyped, not worth going..
  5. C

    Charlottean46

    Charlotte

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We have eaten here for years as our go to neighborhood restaurant. Personal service and the kitchen is terrific about letting us sub a veggie. Sure missed eating indoors during Covid and our return to great, creative specials was not disappointing.
  6. CF

    CharlotteF

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant - cozy, friendly and great food.
  7. AR

    ARow

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2021

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Reasonable prices although chicken seemed like it was the frozen chicken breasts that come with the grill marks on it already and the service was awful. It pains me to write this because I used to love this place, it was like a secret basement of no frills, homemade pasta and sauce with a family atmosphere. The hostess sat us right next to another table, even though the restaurant was empty at the time, which was really unnecessary. Our server was hardly around, abrupt and appeared completely distracted. We watched our food sit at the counter as our server ignored our attempts to get her attention, while another server hoovered over our plates at the window, to the point where we had to ask him to bring them to us since we couldn't find our server. Plus, hovering over plates at the window without a mask should be a thing of the past in general. Another server ended up bringing all of our food out at the same time, appetizers, salads and entrees. We would have loved another round of drinks, but our server never came. The prices are good for the pizzas but the quality of the rest of the food is no where what is used to be and neither is the service so unfortunately, we won't be coming back again.
  8. LA

    LoveAll

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    1st visit- Great food and service. Would recommend
  9. BL

    BLR03

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious with an outdoor seating that is very quaint!
  10. b

    buddhapeep

    Charlotte

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the perfect place for any occasion. Love the homage angel hair and the chicken parm. Service is always great!
  11. J

    Jamillem12

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was quick and kind. I was seated earlier than my reservation. Food was brought out quickly. Overall experience was great. Definitely would go back. (Parking wasn't the best)
  12. JP

    JPasq

    Charlotte

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy this neighborhood gem! Authentic unique Italian food snd hospitality. Great casual indoors and outside patio. Music on weekdays. Our favorite pizza in Charlotte!
  13. h

    herself

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Food was good, wine was fine, excellent service. Place was busy.
  14. f

    foodlovers

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zios is a wonderful neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is consistently great! Bolognese is exceptional! My salmon was perfectly prepared, with the caper sauce light and wonderful. We have been here a few times and will not hesitate to return!
  15. MB

    MeganB

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    we love our little neighborhood spot ... always fresh, delicious and friendly!
  16. MM

    MichelM

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fast and efficient. Food was great. Loved the toasted ravioli.
  17. MC

    MikeC

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood restaurant with friendly staff.
  18. D

    Danimalbos

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing. Hands down one of the best chicken parm on this side of the Mississippi. Homemade angel hair?! Yup! Grows there own veggies, yup! What else can you say, delicious!
  19. VK

    VictoriaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing. The only complaint is they were severely understaffed.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good vibes at this small but nice Italian place.
  21. t

    tinyjeep

    Charlotte

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of our favorites! Best pizza in charlotte! Always packed and fun for all ages :)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite Italian restaurant. Cannot wait to come back. The best part? Many times I leave Italian places feeling slightly sick. Not so here. Not sure what they're doing buy I feel like I can have pasta again! (Definitely go for the homemade stuff!) Also our server was very helpful with some good allergies. I would give double stars if I could!
  23. f

    frank

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Lasagna was delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff was amazing with great recommendations! The patio was a perfect setting. Loved the garden they gathered some of their ingredients
  25. l

    lovesfood

    Charlotte

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience! And the food was excellent!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The experience was fun, relaxing and food was terrific. Chairs/bench were uncomfortable. Otherwise great.
  27. TA

    TabathaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I loved everything about this place. Not only could you taste the authenticity in the food but the server was well knowledgeable when it came to pairing wines. I’ll definitely be back again!
  28. m

    mars

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Birthday Great food and patio setting
  29. JC

    JasonC

    Charlotte

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visit. Breanna provided great service and the meals were both tasty and plentiful.
  30. GV

    GayeV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner outside on the patio with live music, great service and fantastic wine! It was our first visit but will not be our last!
  31. BH

    BethH

    Charlotte

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic neighborhood spot! Food and service always top notch at a reasonable price.
  32. A

    Allison

    Charlotte

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great place to bring the family, the food was really good classic Italian and the sauce with the fried ravioli was the best! Service was a bit slow, thankfully we were not in a rush. Will totally go back.
  33. JW

    JacksonW

    Charlotte

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We came because of tiktok. I loved the food. The pie was amazing.
  34. D

    Devaughn

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and atmosphere. Awesome service and value!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Service was excellent!
  36. RB

    RobertB

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on the patio and it was magnificent. We were seated in the back near in the secret garden. The birthday celebration was a colossal success. Thank you.
  37. MS

    MariahS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience! Our server Carson was amazing and I would definitely recommend for a clam yet fun dinner out!
  38. MB

    MeganB

    Charlotte

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    delicious and friendly as always ... love our little locally owned spot
  39. AA

    AshleyA

    Charlotte

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was excellent other than the restaurant running out of Bread. Our server was noticeably frantic and was running around. He was not very attentive until a few tables got up and left. He had to ask for our entree orders twice. He was just off his game we could tell. Overall it was a good evening. The outside back patio is beautiful and made for a nice quiet date night.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and the girls had the best time in the garden dining outdoors. Split two bottles of wine. Dreamy I’ll be back with my husband

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zio Casual Italian using the Order Online button. Zio Casual Italian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 344-0100.

Zio Casual Italian is rated 4.7 stars by 99 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Is this your restaurant?
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Other options

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Queens Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Charlotte

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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